August 8, 2017

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Hello, members of the ski racing community. I am writing my first Alberta alpine athletes journal. The summer has been long but the wait to be skiing again is almost over.

The team is in full grind mode, we are continuing our daily workouts in the mornings and afternoons. Everyone is truly pushing their physical ability to be ready for the first summer camp. As we start to prepare for Saas-Fee, the anticipation to be back on snow is at an all time high. The men are eager to break in the new 30 meter GS skis, although most of us have already tried them, we have yet to put some serious miles on the new planks.

In other news, I have just came back from a bit of an adventure in Alaska. Earlier this summer I fixed up an old 1983 Kawasaki KZ440 and decided to take it up the Alaska highway. Great idea right? Well, on my third day of travel, about 150 kilometers from Fairbanks, my engine seized – I did not realize my engine was burning oil so badly. After abandoning my bike in the local mechanics garden, I continued my journey, but this time I was hitch hiking. I went to Valdez, instead of Fairbanks, and then I headed south back home. It was a great trip, I met a lot of interesting people, but most importantly I got home in one piece, with a few stories to tell.

I am very excited to be skiing in just a few days with such a great team. This new season will be a blast, and I would like to thank all the sponsors and supporters for making it possible.

– Adrien

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